2004 COLS

 

In addition to being long 238Km the 2004 Etape du Tour course features nine difficult climbs, with an estimated 3000 - 4000 meters of climbing!

The major climbs are as follows:

Col de Lestards : 856 meters, the climb being 7km of 4.7%

Col de Neronne : 1442 meters, 8.3 km at 3.5%

Peyrol (Puy Mary) : 1589 meters, 5.5 km of 8%

Plomb de Cantal : 1392 meters, 8.2 km of 6%

In addition there are a number of minor climbs! Here are the altitudes of the cols above sea level:

Mont Gargan : 573 meters

Col de Saint Yrieix : 750 meters

Cote de Soursac : 532 meters

Cote de Montplaisir : 588 meters

Cote de Egremont : 1210 meters

Phew!